EL PRÍNCIPE QUE TODO LO APRENDIÓ EN LOS LIBROS by Jacinto Benavente

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The drama "The prince who learned everything in books" is a perfect play to be represented in theater for children or children. It presents the story of a prince who has read many fairy tales and who, in his first contact with reality, believes that everything is as in stories. 

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Jacinto Benavente (1886-1954) was one of the most eminent dramatists of the twentieth century. He was born in the town of Galapagar, province of Madrid, was the third child of the remarkable pediatrician Mariano Benavente. He began the career of law that he left to devote himself, after his father died, to travel and literature. For some time he was a circus entrepreneur. He called attention for the first time with a critical work, Cartas de mujeres (1893) and a comedy, El nido ajeno (1894). He joined the Royal Spanish Academy in 1912, held a seat in the Congress of Deputies in 1918, and in 1947 assumed the presidency of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers on an honorary basis. In 1922 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Subsequently, he traveled throughout the Americas, representing his works with a theater company. He wrote a total of 172 works, including The Night of Saturday (1903), The Interests Created (1907), based on the Commedia dell'arte, and La malquerida (1913), among others, and some children's plays, whose poetic tone and fine irony crystallize in The Prince Who Learned Everything in the Books (1909), and The Snow Bride (1934).

  • Age 8+
  • Binding Hardcover
  • ISBN 9788426144065
  • Language Spanish
  • Pages 92
  • Product Dimensions 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Publisher Editorial Juventud

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